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For Amitabh Bachchan’s 80th Birthday, A Special Film Festival Announced



Amitabh Bachchan shared this image. (courtesy: amitabh bachchan)


The Film Heritage Foundation on Friday announced a film festival to celebrate Amitabh Bachchan’s 80th birthday, as part of which the megastar’s films will be screened in 17 cities across the country. The non-profit organization founded by filmmaker and archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur has compiled a collection of 11 blockbuster films such as Dawn, Black StoneY KaliaIn partnership with leading multiplex chain PVR Cinemas.

The four-day event titled ‘Bachchan Back to the Beginning’ will open on October 8, and October 11 will be the star’s birthday. The event will include 172 exhibits and 30 screens in 22 cinemas across India.

Amitabh Bachchan said that he never thought that one day he would see all these movies from his early career on the big screen again.

“It is a remarkable initiative by the Film Heritage Foundation and PVR to showcase not only my work, but also the work of my directors, fellow actors and technicians from that time, who made these films possible.

“It brings back an era that is gone, but not forgotten. That is why it is so important to save India’s film heritage. I hope this is the start of many festivals that will celebrate Indian cinema’s landmark films on the big screen, the 79-year-old actor said in a statement.

According to a press release issued by the Film Heritage Foundation, cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Raipur, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Indore and Bachchan’s hometown of Prayagraj will see something to see. Historical superstar movies in movie theater.

Other titles that will be shown as part of the festival are Sometimes Amar Akbar Anthony, Namak Halal, Pride, Deewar, Mili, Satte Pe SattaY hiding,

Dungarpur, director of the Film Heritage Foundation, said the festival aims to give the audience a cinematic experience of Amitabh Bachchan’s films.

“Growing up, I was the biggest fan of Amitabh Bachchan. I am very happy that the Film Heritage Foundation is paying tribute to Mr. Bachchan on his 80th birthday with a first four-day celebration in his kind.

Dungarpur said, “It has been a great undertaking to bring together the best of his early films and showcase these films so that audiences across the country can enjoy the films that were originally shown on the big screen.” ,

As a special incentive for their fans, PVR Cinemas has made available a Movie Pass for Rs 400 which can be purchased online through the PVR app and website.

The pass can be redeemed throughout the day at any of the 22 movie theaters. According to the press release, the cost of a single cinema ticket will be 80 rupees.

Dungarpur said he is grateful to PVR Cinemas for showing the veteran actor’s iconic films.

He thanked filmmaker Siddharth Roy Kapur for his support, which enabled him to hold the festival and put on an exhibition of Amitabh Bachchan memorabilia at a PVR theater in Juhu, a suburb of Mumbai. The exhibition is curated by the film historian, writer and archivist SMM Ausaja.

It will feature a diverse and carefully curated collection of memorabilia, including rare vintage posters, stills from the superstar’s career, commissioned artifacts, photographs, LP covers, magazine covers, a giant seven-foot stand and originals. monarchy wear.

Ajay Bijli, Chairman and CEO of PVR Limited, said they are delighted to be partnering with the Film Heritage Foundation for the festival.

Bijli said: “We are very pleased that, for the first time, we have been able to host a nationwide festival of Mr. Bachchan’s films to celebrate his work on a scale that is on par with the greatest icon of Indian cinema. It is.”

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by UttarPradeshLive.Com staff and is posted from a syndicated feed.)


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